News from around the Barbican

Barbican Life’s printer wins top print award for third consecutive year

A couple of years after we started Barbican Life our then printer – the excellent Friary Press in Dorchester - went out of business in the hugely competitive magazine print sector and Buxton Press stepped into the breach producing an issue of the magazine at very short notice.  We have been with them ever since and have received exemplary, and extremely price-competitive, service.  So we are delighted to report that not only has Buxton just received PrintWeek’s top award as Printing Company of the Year, it has now received this prestigious award for an unprecedented third time in a row and … [Read more...]

Barts Health NHS Trust – taking the Emergency Department to patients

  Key points   ·        Emergency patients saved a trip to hospital with new seven-day service ·        Physician Response Unit staffed by emergency doctors and an ambulance crew will carry advanced medication, equipment and treatments usually only found in hospitals ·        Service takes the emergency department to the patient, bringing care quicker and freeing up hospital and ambulance resources Emergency medicine is heading out on the road to provide seven-day hospital care in homes and communities across east London for the first time. London’s Air Ambulance, London Ambulance … [Read more...]

Affordable Art Fair 19-22 Oct Battersea Park

For more details, to book tickets and browse art: … [Read more...]

Royal visit for St Bart’s Hospital

The Guild of the Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew welcomed a special visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017. During his visit to St Bartholomew’s Hospital The Duke of Gloucester, the charity’s patron, officially opened a redeveloped shop run by Barts Guild and toured patient areas including Critical Care and operating rooms. The Duke also spent time in a hospital garden dedicated to the memory of his mother, Princess Alice. Founded in 1911, The Guild of the Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew (Barts Guild) has supported St Bartholomew's Hospital for … [Read more...]

Londinium: Three-month events programme to celebrate the Roman history of London (July-October)

To celebrate the unique Roman heritage at the heart of the capital, the City of London Corporation is staging a three-month season of exhibitions, walks, talks, theatre, film and special events, taking place from 28 July - 29 October 2017. Londinium will reveal the hidden history of Roman London, explore the great settlement’s contemporary legacy, and bring the Roman spirit to life for a 21st century audience. The season is headlined by three spectacular live events. The Gladiator Games (25 - 28 August), taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, will see battle commence once again … [Read more...]

Culture Mile: Invitation to consultation pop-ups

With the proposed Cultural Hub linking the proposed new Museum of London site in Smithfield, the Barbican Centre and the proposed new state-of-the-art concert hall on the current MoL site being relaunched as the Culture Mile, The City of London is inviting interested parties to participate in a series of consultation pop-up.  The text of the Invitation - and the dates - are set out below: I am writing to share information on some upcoming consultation events taking place over the summer in connection with the Culture Mile. The Culture Mile, stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate is an … [Read more...]

Whitecross Street Party

Urban Street Arts and Community Celebrations Returns for the Eighth Year on Saturday 15 July from 12pm - 6pm  Outdoor Exhibition starts on Sunday 16 July - 15 September 2017.   One of London's most unique street art experiences is back! The annual Whitecross Street Party and curated outdoor street arts exhibition, The Rise of the Nonconformists returns with a spectacular line up of performances from artists and from its local community. The party takeover offers an opportunity to witness some of London's finest street artists painting live on the day and opportunities to get involved … [Read more...]

Superbly refurbished Citadines hotel on Goswell Road

Not so long ago the Barbican/Clerkenwell/Shoreditch area was something of a hotel desert.  Hotels in the area were few and far between and most (not all) of what was on offer was pretty basic.  But over the past few years this has all changed.  What has prompted this short item was a recent visit to the Citadines aparthotel in Goswell Road, almost opposite the Barbican Estate's new Blake Tower.  The aparthotel has undergone a serious makeover, with now superbly equipped rooms at very reasonable prices for the London hotel scene.  The Barbican Life editor and a colleague were suitably impressed … [Read more...]

Art Night 2017 1 – 2 July | 6pm-6am

Free art installation in multiple locations across the City of London 1 - 2 July | 6pm-6am Art Night is a free festival of contemporary arts in extraordinary spaces. Each year, a leading cultural institution and curator are invited to work in a different area of London, exploring its history, culture and architecture. Art Night 2017 takes over the East End and the City of London in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery; curated by Fatos Ustek. Visit the Art Night website  for more information. … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre Sat 1st July 12-5.30

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre FREE Entry   1st July 2017 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm A day of festivities and merriment, featuring stalls, food & drink, maypole, books, silent auction, punch & judy, morris dancers, bouncy castles, tombola, cakes and Museum of London activities. The fayre takes place in the historic Charterhouse Square, beginning at 12 noon and finishing at 4:30. Admission is free. For directions on how to get to Charterhouse Square, please go to their Visit Us page. … [Read more...]